After several interest-rate hikes this year, U.S. bond prices are looking for support and so far they have found it. The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (IEF) closed today at $105.40. Since June, $104.75 has provided price support. Looking back to the start of 2016, a price of $101.50 has held ground. The average yield* […]
I have received a lot of inquiries about Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” recently. As a finance related subject, I believe it is important to help individuals educate themselves so I offer the following learning resources. I am not acting as an investment adviser in ANY capacity regarding information in this communication about cryptocurrencies (CC). As a […]
Globalization, demographics, technology have helped to keep inflation low Key takeaways: Globalization, demographics, technology have been helping to keep a lid on inflation. Continued low inflation could be a headwind for the performance of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). Low inflation helps to justify above-average valuations for stocks. In the wake of the financial crisis, the […]
Interest rate changes and bond prices are at stake in how policy at the Federal Reserve is managed. Will President Trump re-nominate Chair Yellen or someone new?
U.S. investors find themselves on the verge of a historic election clouded by controversy not seen in decades, even lifetimes. Combined with mixed messages in related areas: A rare strong GDP number (subject to revisions), a Federal Reserve on and off with raising interest rates (they are on again for a December hike) and a […]